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Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.

Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and enjoy the lively company of their grandchildren. They live in Laurel, Maryland.

Cheri is available to speak on these topics:
  • Character Education
  • Social Skills Development
  • Social Stories

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

Accept and Value Each Person

$10.95
Introduce kids to diversity, respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people the way they are.

Be Careful and Stay Safe

$10.95
Teach children how to avoid potential dangers, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead.

Be Honest and Tell the Truth

$10.95
Teach children that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence, and that telling the truth can take courage and tact.

Be Polite and Kind

$10.95
Teach children simple good manners and gracious behavior including “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry.”

Be Positive!

$11.99 / $12.99
Help young children learn the skills and attitudes of optimism.

Bounce Back!

$9.99 / $12.99
Encourage resilience and perseverance in young children.

Buy the Set: Being the Best Me! Series

$65.58 / $67.92
Unique character-education series builds positive attitudes and skills in young children.

Buy the Set: Learning to Get Along® Bilingual Editions

$54.48
Bilingual editions of titles in Free Spirit’s popular Learning to Get Along series.

Buy the Set: Learning to Get Along® Series

$119.70
Our Learning to Get Along series of early childhood books helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills.

Cool Down and Work Through Anger

$11.99
Help young children learn to behave responsibly toward themselves and others as they develop the skills of anger management.

Cool Down and Work Through Anger / Cálmate y supera la ira

$12.45
An English-Spanish bilingual edition of Free Spirit’s best-selling anger-management book for young children.

Dream On!

$9.99
Help children strengthen their imaginations, think about the future, and work toward goals.

Feel Confident!

$11.99 / $12.99
Foster children’s confidence and decision-making skills.

Forgive and Let Go!

$9.99 / $12.99
Foster forgiveness and acceptance in young children.

Grow Strong!

$9.99
Help children learn to take care of their bodies and develop lifelong habits of self-care.

Have Courage!

$9.99 / $12.99
Help children develop assertiveness and personal strength.

Join In and Play

$10.95
Teach the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend.

Know and Follow Rules

$10.95
Help kids understand the importance of rules and the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow them.

Know and Follow Rules / Saber y seguir las reglas

$12.45
In this bilingual edition, kids learn in both English and Spanish about the importance of rules and the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules.

Learning to Get Along® Series Interactive Software

$99.99 / $249.99
All fifteen books in the Learning to Get Along series are available in one kid-friendly software package.

Listen and Learn

$10.95
Help children develop listening skills, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening.

Listen and Learn / Escucha y aprende

$12.45
Best-selling book on listening skills for young children, in an English-Spanish bilingual edition.

Reach Out and Give

$10.95
Introduce children to gratitude and philanthropy, and show them how they can contribute to their community in simple, meaningful ways.

Respect and Take Care of Things

$10.95
Encourage children to put things back where items belong, ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them, and respect the environment.

Respect and Take Care of Things / Respetar y cuidar las cosas

$12.45
Best-selling book for young children on respect, responsibility, and stewardship, in an English-Spanish bilingual edition.

Share and Take Turns

$11.99
Help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

Share and Take Turns / Comparte y turna

$12.45
The bilingual edition, in both English and Spanish, helps children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

Stand Tall!

$9.99 / $12.99
Help children develop integrity and learn to do the right thing—even when it isn’t easy.

Talk and Work It Out

$11.99
Children learn peaceful conflict resolution: calm yourself, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, evaluate results, and agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible.

Talk and Work It Out / Hablar y resolver

$12.45
In the English-Spanish bilingual edition, children learn peaceful conflict resolution: calm yourself, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, evaluate results, and agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible.

Try and Stick with It

$10.95
Introduce children to flexibility, stick-to-it-iveness (perseverance), and the benefits of trying something new.

Understand and Care

$10.95
Build empathy in children; guide them to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings.

When I Feel Afraid

$10.95
Help children understand their fears and teach them simple coping skills.
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